Haute Couture

Two pairs of shoes rest on a mossy wall while the former owners… who knows?… (Whoever put the shoes there – I only capture what I find but never move or arrange anything on such locations…)

The Study

Today the room is empty – but I can easily imagine a desk, some chairs and a lot of books in this room…

Main Entrance

The main entrance from the inside of the Château Lumière. A big door sheds light on the stairs to the ground floor.

Sunshine on the Loo

One of the bathrooms in the Château Lumière with a little sunlight peaking in. But assumably in the past all doors were closed during “business hours” and due to no windows, only artificial light was available.

In the Kitchen

Today the kitchen stays cold and the supplies are out! As all the staff is currently absent, visitors are kindly advised to bring their own victuals to clean up after themselves.

Château Lumière

Most likely the big atrium which lets the light shine through the roof to all floors gave the Château Lumière the name. An amazing atmosphere welcomes the visitors after entering the main door. The big entrance hall looks majestic and in a way mysterious – Continue Reading

Laid in Wheels

The Château Lumière – the castle of light – has its dark places too. The cellar retains its secrets in the dark – like this old carriage that lays in a corner of the basement. No one knows when it my have seen horses for Continue Reading

Bathroom

For a “quiet and private space” this bathroom is quite big. One had to lock three doors first to read a newspaper in peace on the ceramic chair. For a place abandoned as long as the Château Lumière, the bathroom is in a surprisingly great Continue Reading